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Hollywood High Concept

Ken Atchity | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment
Ken Atchity

Studios today are producing, for the most part, two kinds of films. One type is pre-established franchises (comic books, TV series, famous novels, toys, such as Star Wars, Captain America, and The Hunger Games. The other type is high-concept scripts that are either conceived of in-house by executives, producers, managers, and agents who know what the market responds to -- or by "spec" screenwriters determined to break the bank.

10 Reasons "Beat By Beat" Should Be In Your Screenwriting Arsenal

Todd Klick | Posted 07.11.2016 | Books
Todd Klick

I'm thrilled to announce that my new book, Beat By Beat: A Cheat Sheet for Screenwriters, will be available nationwide Aug 1. It's written for screenw...

5 Things Every Screenwriter Should Know About Action Writing

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.17.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Screenwriting Wisdom From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.10.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Crash and Million Dollar Baby Screenwriter Robert Moresco Talks Hollywood, Screenwriting, and the Academy Award Experience

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.27.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Positioning Your Story for Success: The Significance of Creating Empathy

Jen Grisanti | Posted 02.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

There is a specific structure to a well-told or well-crafted story. It begins with creating empathy for the central character.

Being Your Own Best Audience

Jane Espenson | Posted 03.11.2012 | TV
Jane Espenson

When people ask me how to write toward what an audience wants to see, I say, "Why would you want to do that?" I then apologize for being so abrupt. But, really. Forget the audience.

Top 10 Takeaways From TV/Film Summit

Abe Schwartz | Posted 09.06.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I recently attended the TV/Film Summit, a two-day conference focused on writing and selling for television and film. Here are my top 10 takeaways from the event -- i.e., the bits of info that will be forever burned into my brain.